A lot goes on in this little back yard. This shot was requested by the subject.
This weekend marks the last swim meet for this one, at least for a while. It doesn’t involve a ball, so this sport just doesn’t hold a spot in his heart. Unfortunate, because like his sisters, he’s got the gift.
Maybe water polo…someday.
Just the guy you want to be sitting behind at your kid’s choir concert.
I chaperoned a field trip with a group of 5th graders today. In my group there were three boys, four girls, and an invisible force field named Fred.
D is filling out an online application to volunteer at a Senior Retirement Community. When asked to describe special skills/hobbies that she could share with residents, she wrote, “I like coloring and music, playing board games, doing puzzles, walking and playing basketball.” She might be over qualified.
JJ had to go on a work trip, but the kids, dog and I hiked an out and back trail in a canyon about 15 minutes to the east. One thing about living on the edge of civilization; it doesn’t take long to get to the middle of nowhere.
Low and slow water ran through the canyon, feeding roots of live oaks that shaded the way.
This bench about a mile in made a good resting and turn-around spot. It was a short, flat, easy hike, but plenty of variety in landscape and views nonetheless. And no complaints.
It was just what I wanted for Mother’s Day.
*Title by James.